In my book, I wrote that "it is hard to read the label when you are stuck inside the bottle" - Businesses bring me in to help them smash the bottle completely. With 15 years experience running a multimillion dollar company and 12 more running Brickyard Partners, I provide in-the-trenches knowledge and perspective other advisors do not. And, also unlike most, I roll up my sleeves and fight alongside of you.
My work focuses mainly on businesses that are not performing up to the expectations of their owners, CEO's, boards and investors and those readying themselves for sale. I work mainly with well funded startups 3 or more years old or established businesses with revenues between $5 and $50 million per year.
Whether I am working as a strategic advisor, interim partner or CEO coach my goal is to execute massive change and make myself redundant as quickly as possible. It starts with a phone call and a few hours of confidential conversation.
But what matters most are the results I have delivered for great businesses and their leaders.
And the best endorsement are their words an not mine...
"If you don’t want to know the true answer, you better not ask Howard the question. In fact, if you don’t really want to fix it, you better not even ask Howard for help.
As a business owner/executive you don’t have the time to learn all of the lessons for yourself. That’s the hard way. Learning lessons through another person’s experience allows you to move through challenges faster with positive outcomes. Howard brings many of those lessons to the playing field and helps to sort through and tackle issues quickly with confidence and execute a smarter business strategy. 12 months after working with Howard we completed our best year since 2009."
- Steve Sims, CEO, Brass Media
"Howard not only helped Enroute find our purpose, but he also worked with us to build a strategic plan to get us back on the right path at a time when we were too close to the company to decipher the best way forward. His proof of concept was realized when he rolled up his sleeves and closed business deals right alongside us. Howard truly helped our company propel forward and we’ll be forever grateful for his coaching, experience and effort. Our time with Howard was the single best investment we’ve ever made in the five years of this company."
- Meagan Zeman, Founder and COO, Enroute Systems Corp.
"Howard acted as my business partner when I didn't have one. He helped with big picture visions and long term strategies. He listened to all my pain points and calmly and carefully walked me through possible solutions . I had an extremely difficult personnel issue, Howard was there and acted as a mediator and counselor. It was one of the most stressful times in my life and I'm so glad Howard was there with a listening ear and helpful guidance. Heads of businesses need someone they can confide in and get sound advice from. As they say, "It's lonely at the top" and that is all too true. Don't struggle and try to go through hard times on your own. Reach out to Howard."
- Carrie Atkinson, Founder, Sock It To Me Inc.
"I’ve worked with Howard for a couple years now. What amazes me is his uncanny and unique ability to synthesize such clarity in strategic positioning and a clear way to execute it amid hundreds of ideas, employee issues, and so many other factors that distract or redirect me as CEO from the clear path that Howard immediately sees from his experience and a brilliant mind that doesn’t mince words. Straightforward and to the point to get you and your business to a happier, healthier place as quickly as possible."
- Ryan Buchanan, CEO, eRoi Inc.
Sometimes resilience needs a spark and a leg up. That is what I offer every one of my clients.
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